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Stars Van Johnson, Claude Rains, Jim Backus
"Now! a giant color spectacle! from the pages of the immortal classics comes this famous story"
Information regarding this film on its IMDb page.
More information on Wikipedia .
This movie is part of the collection: Feature Films
Director: Bretaigne Windust
Producer: Hal Stanley
Production Company: DuMont Television Network
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: fantasy; musical; fairy tale
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: I remember seeing the original version
I was born in 1959, two years after this version came out. But at some point over the next five or six years I recall seeing the original version where the children do NOT return. This was disturbing to me, but it made a great impact on me that one should do as he promised or suffer sometimes severe consequences.
Does anyone know how to get the original version without the happy ending that was added later? If so, write to me: BereanDAD2003@yahoo.com
learning richard -
Subject: warning - mp4 version only has first 23 minutes.
I'm a huge Claude Rains fan (Van Johnson on the other hand is usually cast in pretty corny roles; I'm not such a big fan of his) and I really wish I could share this movie with my 3rd grader daughter who has joined both choir and drama this year. Really too bad. I can probably play the ogg vorbis or mpeg/mp2 version on the laptop if either is complete... but she and I are Android / iTouch geeks and we like to watch movies on my HTC Evo or her iTouch! Whine whine whine!
Sorry ... I don't like it when folks post tech problems in the comments area on this site and here I am doing it. After all, I am incredibly grateful just to have archive.org make so many awesome movies and other media available in one place (check out the wayback machine for instance)!
Anyone know how to report broken media on this site? Please reply here and lemme know. Thanks.
Terry K -
Subject: Childhood Memories
I have vivid memories of watching this on TV as a kid. I had always assumed that, since it was shot in color, that it was an NBC production. I did not know that, at that stage in the game, the DuMont Network could afford to "shoot the works" as it apparently did. Technicolor and a major cast, including Van Johnson, Claude Rains and a young Jim Backus.
Subject: missing ending
Hi, I've downloaded this twice, but there is no ending.
Subject: Divx worked
A corny chidrens show, not badly done at all.
I'd give it a three and three quarters.
Subject: a deal is a deal
A reviewer at the IMDB page mentions that throughout their life they've confused this story with Faust - which is not at all that crazy. God is free to do what he wants but the devil, he always keeps his bargain - a fact often ignored
Subject: Divx is fine. File size of flv suggests problem.
Today I downloaded and watched the Divx version from beginning to end. All was well. Temperament disallows me from doing the same for the streaming version--I'll leave that to a more stout-hearted viewer. I'm starring it up to counterbalance other reviews that dis the file that worked fine for me.
Subject: Works for me
Odd - I downloaded it last week, and it plays just fine on The KM Player and VLC player.
(I haven't watched it all yet but it certainly played past 3 minutes, and I skipped around all through the rest of it.)
Does not have all of the video.
Subject: Great Musical
Cheerful and Happy musical with a great cast.
Done on a cheap budget but it works.